KLRN http://tpr.org en The Source: Resegrating Our Schools http://tpr.org/post/source-resegrating-our-schools <p>For years studies have been pointing to the trend of diminishing diversity in public education. The word <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/segregation-now-the-resegregation-of-americas-schools/#intro" target="_blank">resegregation </a>gets thrown around to describe the phenomena. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:56:05 +0000 Paul Flahive 35040 at http://tpr.org The Source: Resegrating Our Schools Las Casas Talent Competition Set For Broadcast On KLRN http://tpr.org/post/las-casas-talent-competition-set-broadcast-klrn <p>For the last six years, the Last Casas Foundation has been busy doling out college money in talent contests. This year it's taken one step further.</p><p>“We’ve given out $500,000 in college scholarship money to graduating seniors in San Antonio and the surrounding area," said Kevin Parman, the president of Las Casas. It all started with a 135 applications.</p><p>“And we get that number down to 24 finalists,” said Parman.</p><p>And those finalists really have to perform to earn their scholarship money, as Parman explained.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:41:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 34766 at http://tpr.org The Source: "Coming Back" Brings Viewers Into Homes of Transitioning Soldiers http://tpr.org/post/source-coming-back-brings-viewers-homes-transitioning-soldiers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>49 percent of <a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/04/04/washpostkaiser-many-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-bring-home-the-burdens-of-war/" target="_blank">surveyed </a>veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan described re-entering their civilian lives as somewhat or very difficult. From physical and emotional issues to maintaining relationships to getting a civilian job, there are many challenges that face the returning soldier.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:14:14 +0000 Paul Flahive 32106 at http://tpr.org The Source: "Coming Back" Brings Viewers Into Homes of Transitioning Soldiers Ken Burns Wants You To Learn, And Recite, The Gettysburg Address http://tpr.org/post/ken-burns-wants-you-learn-and-recite-gettysburg-address <p>Ken Burns’ new film "The Address" debuts Tuesday, April 15, on KLRN. I caught up with Burns to find out what the film was about. While his focus is often on huge subjects, "The Address" is, in a way, about a very small one. Across the Connecticut River from Burns’ New Hampshire home is the tiny Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont.</p><p>“It’s a boarding school for kids very young, 11 to 17, who suffer from learning differences like dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, a whole alphabet soup of learning issues,” explained Burns.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:16:31 +0000 Jack Morgan 30084 at http://tpr.org Ken Burns Wants You To Learn, And Recite, The Gettysburg Address The Source: Tuberculosis, The Second Largest Disease Killer In World http://tpr.org/post/source-tuberculosis-second-largest-disease-killer-world <p>Tuberculosis (TB) is not commonly thought of in Texas or the US., but it killed <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs104/en/" target="_blank">1.3 million people</a> in the world last year and ranks second only to HIV/AIDS in death by a single infectious disease.</p><p>The TB death rate declined 45 percent from 1990 to 2012, according to the World Health Organization, but in later years that decline has slowed.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A single cough can infect and drug-resistant strains have been found in every country on the planet. </span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:00:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 28811 at http://tpr.org The Source: Tuberculosis, The Second Largest Disease Killer In World New Film About The "Curious" George Washington Birthday Celebration In Laredo http://tpr.org/post/new-film-about-curious-george-washington-birthday-celebration-laredo <p>Local PBS station KLRN is putting on a screening that has an interesting twist.</p><p>"We are one of 95 communities around the United States that are holding film screenings throughout the year," said Marketing VP Katrina Kehoe. "They are <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/" target="_blank">Independent Lens</a> films...(Independent Lens is a recurring PBS documentary series)…and we are encouraging the community to come out with us, screen these programs, before they broadcast on KLRN."</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:52:18 +0000 Jack Morgan 25040 at http://tpr.org New Film About The "Curious" George Washington Birthday Celebration In Laredo SA Symphony Introduces Dvorak To San Antonio On KLRN http://tpr.org/post/sa-symphony-introduces-dvorak-san-antonio-klrn <p>The San Antonio Symphony doesn’t do a lot of television specials, but once a year they collaborate with public television station KLRN to produce an hour-long program.</p><p>"[This year's show will] launch nicely our next festival, which will be a <a href="http://dvoraksa.org/" target="_blank">Dvorak Festival</a>," said conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing&nbsp;by phone from Belgrade. "[We'll be] introducing Dvorak to the public. We’ve chosen this year the 'Carnival Overture' and a set of Slavonic dances, which really shows Dvorak from his folky side."</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:06:02 +0000 Jack Morgan 23836 at http://tpr.org SA Symphony Introduces Dvorak To San Antonio On KLRN The Source: SAY Si Shines In New Report | New JFK Documentary http://tpr.org/post/source-say-si-shines-new-report-new-jfk-documentary <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After school arts programs build a variety of socio-emotional areas in a child's life, but often times these programs don't extend to the poor.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 21772 at http://tpr.org The Source: SAY Si Shines In New Report | New JFK Documentary The Source: Latino Americans | Updates From Downtown http://tpr.org/post/source-latino-americans-updates-downtown <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/" target="_blank">"Latino Americans"</a> is a new six-part documentary starting on PBS tomorrow night, locally you can tune to <a href="http://www.klrn.org/" target="_blank">KLRN </a>to catch it. The series covers 500 years of history with over 100 interviews. &nbsp;</p><p>We talk with producer John J.&nbsp;Valadez&nbsp;about his work on the project. From William Valasquez to Hector Garcia, Texas plays a big role in the program.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:14:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 18595 at http://tpr.org The Source: Latino Americans | Updates From Downtown KLRN: 50 Years of Broadcasting PBS in San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/klrn-50-years-broadcasting-pbs-san-antonio <p>Bill Moll, who today is KLRN’s president and CEO, was the first person to speak on the carrier wave half a century ago. He has a lot to think about since that first broadcast, and reflects on the past and future of KLRN – including what would happen to public broadcasting if the CPB federal funds are cut off.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:38:17 +0000 David Martin Davies 793 at http://tpr.org KLRN: 50 Years of Broadcasting PBS in San Antonio